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Do I Need Drain Excavation?

Advice·Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 31st May 2022

Drain excavation is one of the more extreme measures in solving issues with drains. The answer to the question “do I need drain excavation?” is a complex one, but if it’s being recommended, it’s likely that other options aren’t workable or have already failed. To help you better understand drain excavation, along with how it’s undertaken and why it might be needed, we’ve produced a short guide on the topic here. Find answers to your common drain excavation questions, and if you’re still unsure about the topic in relation to your property, just give our expert team a call!   What…

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Common Causes of Blocked Drains

Drains·Preventing clogs · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 22nd March 2022

A blocked drain outside your home doesn’t just mean issues outside – it will also likely create issues inside your property too. From sinks that back up into the kitchen to toilets that overflow when you flush – not to mention the smell of your drains – it can wreak havoc in your life. If you want to avoid this nightmare scenario and the disruption it brings to your daily routine, then check out the common causes of blocked drains and see if there are any behaviours you might need to change!   1. Tree Roots Tree root ingress is not…

pink and orange packet of wipes - a common cause of blocked drains
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What Is Drain Mapping?

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 27th January 2022

Drain mapping is a type of drain survey, but it’s probably one you’re less familiar with. If drain mapping isn’t something you know about, then never fear, as the team here at Power Rod are here to help. This month, we’ll be taking a look at what drain mapping is, how it’s carried out, why you might need it and what the benefits are. By the end of this article, we hope you’ll have a better understanding of what the service is and how it can be useful in a number of different situations.   What is drain mapping? Drain mapping…

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How To Get Rid of a Drain Smell

Advice · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 29th November 2021

Your garden should be your own personal slice of paradise, so when there’s a bad odour hanging around it becomes anything but that. When it comes to your outside drains, there are so many possible causes of odours, including things that have nothing to do with your property at all. However, if you can trace the smell to your drains specifically, then it will help. This month we’ll be exploring the slightly unpleasant world of smelly drains outside your home. We’ll look at the potential causes, how you can establish the real cause for certain, and how you can get rid…

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Who Is Responsible For Blocked Drains?

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 20th September 2021

Blocked drains are always unwelcome and are not always easy to sort out. That might be because whatever it is that is blocking them proves stubbornly resistant to all attempts to remove it. Should that be the case, it may also not always be totally clear who is responsible for dealing with the situation – after all, don’t we pay our water companies to maintain the sewers? Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple, so this month, the team at Power Rod is going to be taking a detailed look at who is responsible for blocked drains and sewers.   Drains and sewers…

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What is Drain Relining?

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 29th July 2021

If you’ve had any issues with your drains, you might have been told that drain relining is an option. But what is this, seemingly magic, service and how do you know whether it’s right for you? This month at Power Rod, we’ll give you an honest look at the reasons why drain relining is often needed, what the benefits of it are and how it’s carried out when you do need it.   What is drain relining exactly? Drain relining is the process of threading a new lining into your drain. Usually made from a special resin that can be forced…

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